Peoria IL Moving Companies

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Preferred Movers LLC
Peoria IL movers, You can put your trust in Preferred Movers to handle your move quickly and safely. A few pieces or a mansion-full of furniture, we are waiting to...

US DOT: 1381627

MC: 532837

Preferred Movers LLC

Colonial Van Lines
When you hire a long-distance moving company, you want to rest assured that the team you’ve chosen has the skills and convictions you need to trust...

US DOT: 1434373

MC: 681534

Colonial Van Lines

In Demand Movers LLC
InDemand movers was created with dedication and honesty, we like to help make your move go as smooth as possible. InDemand Movers was created in...

US DOT: 2379315

Intra: 185494

MC: 817040

In Demand Movers LLC

United Movers of America
Today our relocation company has extended to provide interstate and local services across the United States. Every day our operators are working to...

US DOT: 778030

MC: 348470

United Movers of America

Spark Moving
Peoria relocation quotes, Spark Moving is a nationwide moving company with experts who cater to customer needs with safety, care and love.

US DOT: 3068586

MC: 59637

Spark Moving

Prime Storage Systems Inc.
Moving to Hawaii or moving from Hawaii can be just as easy as one, two, three, it all depends on which relocation service you are using. At Prime...

US DOT: 2109775

MC: 735596

Prime Storage Systems Inc.

O'Sullivan Moving & Storage Co.
Moving companies Peoria Illinois, O’Sullivan Moving and Storage Co, Inc. has been in business since 1982. We are a family-owned and operated business. We are a full-service moving...

US DOT: 1660642

Intra: 20587

MC: 912014

O'Sullivan Moving & Storage Co.

Von Sydow's Moving & Storage, Inc.
At Von Sydow's Moving & Storage Company, we think beyond the boxes. We understand that moving is about more than a simple address change. It’s a life...

US DOT: 70719

Intra: 80863

MC: 87113

Von Sydow's Moving & Storage, Inc.

Alaska Terminals, Inc.
Alaska Terminals, Inc. is based in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska with branch offices in Fairbanks, Alaska as well as in Seattle, Washington. For the...

US DOT: 125550

MC: 79658

Alaska Terminals, Inc.

Camelback Moving Inc.
With over (500) 5-star Yelp reviews we are an independent carrier that has an impeccable reputation for delivering quality service at a reasonable...

US DOT: 1635834

MC: 603040

Camelback Moving Inc.

Move On Relocation
Not all moving companies are created equal, not even close. Most moving companies you come across have standards about as high as their ankles. Their...

US DOT: 2016813

MC: 938821

Move On Relocation

United Transportation Moving & Storage
Interstate movement of household goods and personal possessions takes the coordinated effort of professional team. United Transportation Moving and...

US DOT: 1978660

MC: 699570

United Transportation Moving & Storage

Trinity Relocation Group LLC
Peoria Illinois movers, We are also licensed as a moving broker through the Department of Transportation. With our huge database of recommended moving companies, we can...

US DOT: 3218709

MC: 1006834

Trinity Relocation Group LLC

U-Pack Moving
ABF U-Pack Moving was launched nationwide on October 1, 1997 by ABF Freight System, Inc. U-Pack has become an extremely popular choice for...

US DOT: 82866

MC: 29910

U-Pack Moving

D & J Moving LLC
Peoria, D & J Moving has you covered across state lines! Guaranteed pick-up and delivery services to all points throughout the United States. Direct and...

US DOT: 3000931

Intra: IM2964

MC: 24036

D & J Moving LLC

Peoria, Illinois

You have likely heard the saying: “Will it play in Peoria?” and wondered about its origins. Those in the know put it down to a catch phrase that first emerged from Vaudeville or Burlesque and somehow stuck, first in theatrical circles and then in mainstream life in general in America. It then became a metaphor for whether or not something appeals to the American mainstream public! No matter, Peoria citizens laugh it off and are happy that their fine city is a famous moving destination.

Economy:
Peoria, Illinois is located at the center of an extremely fertile agricultural area and has therefore a strong farming heritage both in terms of livestock and crops. Indeed, farm production and sales of livestock in the three-county area rank at the highest level in the country. But mining is also important to the city of Peoria because its surrounding area is rich in high quality coal deposits with reserves good for the next century-and-a-half. However, manufacturing is still the major industry as testified by the presence of more than 200 diverse manufacturers making over 1,000 different products. Peoria finds itself the headquarters of two of the largest earth-moving equipment suppliers in the United States, and local automobile component makers produce more than 14 percent of the country’s internal-combustion engines. Adding to this vibrant local economy are construction machinery manufacturers (accounting for about 8% of the North American output) and several breweries and distilleries too. Health care, education insurance and finance as well as government activities all contribute handsomely to the local economy and provide work for the citizens of Peoria.

History:
Pre-dating the first European and American settlers were a number of tribes of Native American Indians living in harmony with nature. They comprised the major tribes of Illinois, namely the Peoria (from which whom the City took its name), Kaskaskia, Michigamea, Cahokia and the Tamaroa tribes. Then followed the French in 1680 and what started out as Fort Clark was officially named “Peoria” in 1825. In 1854 Abraham Lincoln, ably assisted by Stephen A. Douglas, delivered an impassioned three-hour speech on the Courthouse steps concerning the issue of slavery and introducing the principles of self-government and liberty for all people. Peoria became a prominent stop on the Vaudeville tour and quickly became known as a wild town of liquor, entertainment and a lot more besides. To this day many of the Mansions on Moss Avenue and High Street owe their development directly to the Peoria Whiskey Baron Era. Thankfully, things quieter in that regard today as Peoria finds itself the largest City on the Illinois River and the County Seat of Peoria County. These days, Peoria has become representative of the average Midwestern culture, portraying the archetypal American City in this region too.

Tourism:
Considering relocating to Peoria? You may well decide favorably when you discover what is on offer. Let us start with the Peoria River Front area as it is strongly linked to the City’s history. There is something for everyone in this vibrant urban area, be it Arts and Culture, History (several Museums), romantic nightlife or just plain chilling out at a movie. If you prefer to connect with nature, then take the entire family along to the City Zoo and make a great day out of it.There are always special attractions, just check the events-calendar on line. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Luthy Botanical Gardens. There are also many public gardens, working farms and ranches, but be sure to keep some time to go shopping. Flanagan House is surely worth a visit and is maintained by the Peoria Historical Society and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, ranking as Peoria’s oldest standing building. Built in 1837, it is a Federal-style home and remains authentically decorated and furnished with period-piece furniture as well.

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Interesting Facts:

  • David Ogden Stiers, otherwise known as “Major Charles Winchester” in M*A*S*H, hails from Peoria.
  • One “A. Bookbinder” is today Peoria’s most celebrated ghost. He was institutionalized in the Peoria State Hospital and many strange events have occurred since his death and burial in Bartonville.
  • At one time Peoria with its abundant resources of water, corn and barley and transportation links produced more whisky that any other City in history – if Peoria had a nickname, then it should be Whisky City.

 

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